Burlington County Democrats have picked a councilwoman and a labor leader to run for freeholder in what is expected to be a hotly contested race.
Democrats have picked Mount Holly Councilwoman Kimberly Kersey, who has served on that body for less than a year, and IBEW Local 98 Leader Jim Bernard, a telecommunications technician from Cinnaminson, to run against for the seats currently held by Republicans Bill Haines and Jim Wujcik, who are both considering retiring when their terms are up.
Democrats are confident going into this year’s race, as they rode a wave last year to pick up two freeholder seats. This year, Republicans are defending their 3-2 majority on the board.
“Last November Burlington County residents rejected the taxes and spending, corruption and sweetheart deals for insiders that have been the hallmark of Republican leadership in Burlington County,” said Burlington County Democratic Chairman Rick Perr. "Kersey and Bernard are on the way to help complete the mission started by Chris Brown and Mary Anne Reinhart to ensure that residents won't have to worry about GOP bosses controlling their county any longer."